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Aorto caval fistula--the "bursting heart syndrome".
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PMID:  10819393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aorto caval fistula is one of the less well recognised complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm seen in accident and emergency departments. It presents in a number of different ways the commonest of which is high output congestive cardiac failure with warm peripheries. Initial diagnosis is based on the index of suspicion of the clinician. However, early diagnosis by the emergency physician and early surgery can markedly improve the patients prognosis.
S Leigh-Smith; R C Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of accident & emergency medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1351-0622     ISO Abbreviation:  J Accid Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-17     Completed Date:  2000-08-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433751     Medline TA:  J Accid Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Surgical Department, Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Falkirk.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Venae Cavae*

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